Re: many rejects (Re: Second call for votes for the debian project leader election 2007)
Manoj Srivastava a écrit :
> Again, not a devotee problem.
Just for information, I get an error message when voting with
icedove and the enigmail extension (see the text at the end of
The error was not clear at all for me. All I did was to clic on
the "encryption" and "sign" icons.
I tried with only "sign" but it fails again. In this case, I
understand the error message:
gpg: invalid dash escaped line: -=3D-=3D-=3D-=3D-=3D-=3D-=3D-\n
But I understand it only because I read other mails here and
see that there can be some problems with encoding
The 'solution' comes again from mails of this list talking about
PGP/MIME. In the 'OpenPGP' menu of IceDove, they was an entry
with 'Use PGP/MIME for this message'. Clicking on it and clicking
on the "encryption" and "sign" icons make my vote accepted.
I think I understand why my first and second vote have been
rejected now, but I still find the error messages not useful at all:
without these threads on debian-devel, I would have be unable to
understand the problems and to find a way to send a good vote.
First error message (encrypted and signed from IceDove without
selecting "Use PGP/MIME for this message"):
This is an error report about your vote [record msg00675.raw]
for the vote
"Debian Project Leader 2007 Election Statistics"
sent in on Fri, 06 Apr 2007 15:17:24 +0200, with the subject
"Re: Second call for votes for the debian project leader election
The message ID is <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
The folowing errors were reported:
There was a problem verifying the signature on the ballot.
Reason: MIME::Parser: couldn't open /org/vote.debian.org/data/leader2007/body/msg00675.body: No such file or directory at /usr/share/perl5/MIME/Parser.pm line 1174.
The ballot decrypted correctly, but was not signed
So this means that eithe the ballot was not signed at all
or that it uses RFC 1847 Encapsulation, where the ballot
is first signed as a multipart/signature body, and then
encrypted to form the final multipart/encrypted body --
but something went wrong in verifying the signature.
In either case, the ballot is being rejected.
gpg: WARNING: unsafe permissions on homedir `/org/vote.debian.org/data/leader2007'
gpg: CRC error; 406C8D - DC3406
gpg: encrypted_mdc packet with unknown version 255
gpg: quoted printable character in armor - probably a buggy MTA has been used
[GNUPG:] NODATA 3-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
This ballot is being rejected.